Wilson ruled out of Scotland clash as McCarthy remains doubtful

Wilson ruled out of Scotland clash as McCarthy remains doubtful

MARC Wilson has been ruled out of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland, whilst James McCarthy will be assessed by FAI doctors in Dublin ahead of the game.

Wilson limped off in the first half during Stoke’s 2-1 victory at Tottenham over the weekend, whilst McCarthy played the full 90 minutes of Everton’s draw away to Sunderland but began cramping up at the end.

"It is a bit of a concern because he [McCarthy] had the same injury a few weeks back against Manchester United and it is exactly the same area," said Everton manager Roberto Martinez.

"We hope it is more fatigue than a soft-tissue problem.”

Martin O’Neill today confirmed his 27-man squad for this Friday’s match and the friendly with the USA next Tuesday in the Aviva Stadium.

The squad sees the inclusion of both Derby defender Cyrus Christie and Ipswich striker David McGoldrick after their documentation was finalised last week.

Ireland squad for Scotland fixture:

Goalkeepers: David Forde, Shay Given, Rob Elliot, Darren Randolph

Defenders: Richard Keogh, Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, John O’Shea, Alex Pearce, Stephen Ward, Ciaran Clark

Midfielders: James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, Darron Gibson, Aiden McGeady, Anthony Pilkington, James McClean, Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler

Forwards: Robbie Keane, Shane Long, Daryl Murphy, David McGoldrick, Jon Walters, Kevin Doyle, Anthony Stokes